Graduate Theological Union

Shifting Role of Religion in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

Public lecture by Gerald West, University of Kwazulu-Natal

Badè Museum of Biblical Archeology, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Dr. Gerald West hails from University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where he is senior professor in the School of Religion and Theology and director of the Ujamaa Centre for Community Research and Development. West earned his MA and PhD in biblical studies from Sheffield University in England. He has lectured in a diverse array of countries, including India, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the U.S. He delivered a lecture at PSR in 2007 about using the Bible as a resource for addressing HIV and AIDS and returned as a visiting professor in Fall 2009 to teach a course titled "Biblical Interpretation in Africa."